White House Down Screenplay Picked Up by Sony Pictures

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James Vanderbilt at The Losers premiere

James Vanderbilt at 'The Losers' Premiere - Photo © Richard Chavez

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the spec script White House Down by James Vanderbilt, with Mythology Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer, Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis set to produce. Although they’re trying to keep all the specifics of the plot a secret for now, Mythology did reveal that White House Down “concerns a para-military takeover of the White House.”

Vanderbilt’s other projects as a screenwriter include Zodiac, The Losers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and an upcoming feature film version of the British mini-series Red Riding.

In addition to White House Down, Mythology is also working on a film based on John Bellairs’ The House With a Clock In Its Walls (with Eric Kripke from Supernatural adapting and producing) and Altered Carbon with Kalogridis (Shutter Island­) and David Goodman (Once Upon a Time, Fringe) adapting. They’re also teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way for the HBO dramatic series, The Lobotomist.

Source: Mythology – March 30, 2012

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